TWENTY-ONE of the region’s volunteers received world-class emergency trauma training in Shepparton last week, which will better prepare them for a real life trauma incident.
CareFlight’s MediSim program provided members from local SES and CFA with the opportunity to learn high quality trauma training delivered by doctors, nurses and paramedics, which included access to life-like mannequins and a unique Car Crash Rescue Simulator capable of simulating a realistic motor vehicle accident.
MediSim Program Coordinator, Colin Brown said, “MediSim training is crucial as local emergency service volunteers are often on the scene of a major incident responding with other emergency services including Ambulance, Police and Fire Brigades.
“Every volunteer that trains with us has the opportunity to learn from highly experienced emergency response clinicians including a specialist doctor and two intensive care paramedics. This directly benefits the patient and the community as it assists emergency service volunteers to respond quickly and effectively in trauma situations.”
Program participant and Mooroopna CFA First Lieutenant, Lyle Sinclair said, “It’s highly important that we expand our skills and this program has given us the opportunity to do that.
“It was focused on our trauma skills and response to motor vehicle accidents.
“It will benefit local emergency groups especially in circumstances when we are first on scene as the primary first-aid person.
“I personally walked away feeling as though I am more capable of handling an emergency trauma situation better than I did before the program.”